National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National MS Society,
Greater New England Chapter
Marathon Strides Against MS
101A First Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451-1115
Nancy Dlugoenski
nancy.dlugoenski@nmss.org
800.344.4867
 

The Marathon Strides Against MS team is comprised of invitational and qualified runners who are dedicated to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. Team members raise funds to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's leadership in funding cutting-edge research and treatments to stop progression of the disease, to restore all function lost to MS, and to end multiple sclerosis forever.

The Society's Greater New England Chapter helps nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Eighty-five (85) percent of monies raised by the Chapter helps address the challenges of each person affected by MS through MS education, emotional support, public policy advocacy, facilitating independence, and financial assistance to help individuals and families keep their lives moving forward.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).